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Department of Sociology Graduate Program HandbookWelcomeUNLV Sociology faculty and students combine innovative research with teaching andcommunity service to address questions of social change, diversity, social justice, andsustainability in urban environments. UNLV Sociology enjoys an international researchreputation in interpretive sociology, gender/sexuality, environment and urban sociology. Ouraward-winning research and teaching and our emphasis on public sociology and civicengagement provide students with skills necessary for personal intellectual growth, activecitizenship, and professional success."UNLV has achieved the rare feat of combining research into local issues -gambling, the environment, and tourism to mention just three areas - with thedevelopment of theory in the grand pragmatic tradition of John Dewey."Dr. Michael Burawoy, President, International Sociological Association 2010-2014; PastPresident, American Sociological Association, 2006Las Vegas is a barometer of cont...